Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Jon Soltz from the organization VoteVets.org, and I started a petition to the United States Congress and President Barack Obama, which says:
John McCain was wrong in the lead-up to the Iraq War, about the Surge in Iraq, the Surge in Afghanistan, wrong on Libya, the GI Bill and even Don't Ask Don't Tell.
He's also, unsurprisingly, wrong about arming the Syrian rebels.
VoteVets cannot support sending arms to Syrian rebels that many reports continue to suggest are still fighting alongside some of the same groups we fought against in Iraq, and are even reportedly entering into truces with ISIS.
The United States has spent $25 billion to train and equip Iraqi Security forces which were overrun by ISIS earlier this year. $500 million in arms and training to a less effective force only guarantees, at best, a stalemate that is passed to the next president. Or, worse, potentially obligate even more U.S. forces in the region at a later date. Or worst of all, a chance that Syrian rebels who enter into deals with ISIS share our arms with them, who then use our own arms in their campaign of brutal terror.
John McCain has been dangerously wrong about so much, and Americans have paid the price in lives and treasure.
He's wrong about arming the Syrian conflict, as well. It's time to stand up to John McCain, and tell Congress to, as well.
–Jon Soltz, VoteVets.org
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